Recent releases for Parks Australia are listed below - for more news from each area follow the links on the right. For high res images - see our media centre
Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) opens lunch time today
22 May 2013
Maguk opens today - for high clearance 4WD only at this stage. Please take note of any crocodile warning and safety signs and take plenty of drinking water.
Take a walk through shady monsoonal rainforest along Barramundi Creek, past sandy banks and rugged sandstone formations to discover a beautiful large plunge pool and seasonal waterfall. Compost toilets and fire places are available and a camping spot will cost you a mere $5 per person per night (under 16 free).
For further information, contact our Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120.
Summercloud Bay temporary closure
15 May 2013
The Wreck Bay Community has closed access to the Summercloud Bay carpark, day use picnic area and walking trails until further notice.
These areas at Summercloud Bay are not in Booderee National Park, but on land owned and managed by the Wreck Bay Community.
We encourage visitors to make use of the many other wonderful spots within the national park and to use other roads and trails to access Booderee's beaches.
If you have further inquiries please contact the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunlom - opens tomorrow!
10 May 2013
Gunlom Falls will open tomorrow to high 2WD and 4WD only. Stay alert - crocodiles may move in at any time.
Recently voted as one of Australia’s Top 40 Secret Spots by Hooroo (Qantas’ travel agency) Gunlom is a stunning and peaceful place to visit. Pack up the car with your camping gear and spend a night or two enjoying the serenity of the falls. Reminder - although croc surveys have been carried out, be cautious around waterways as crocs can move in and out at any time. Please take care on the Gunlom Road as repairs are not finished.
Free seasonal ranger activities - Download the What's On guide
10 May 2013
Yegge - Kakadu’s early dry season - is here and it’s a fantastic time to visit Kakadu. From now until October, come and join our seasonal rangers all over the park for free talks, guided walks, cultural activities and slideshows. With 50 weekly activities on offer, there is something to delight everyone.
The seasonal ranger program runs from Monday 13 May - Sunday 6 October 2012.
Campfire yarns with Galamban
11 April 2013
Galamban is running the campfire yarns during the autumn school holiday activities! Snuggle up around the campfire with billy tea, milo and damper and listen to local Aboriginal people tell stories of the beginnings and beliefs of Booderee and its inhabitants. Join us at the Bristol Point day use area on 13, 20 and 27 April at 6.00 pm. Cost is $20 per person.
Booderee is a wonderful place to stay for the autumn school holidays
10 April 2013
The nights are getting a bit cooler, but the days are still magical and it is the perfect time of year for camping! Bring the kids to Booderee this school holidays where they can join in with all the fun activities we have planned. Learn about nature, Aboriginal culture and the park history while getting your hands dirty and exploring the park with our friendly staff.
Join Galamban to 'Black Out Booderee' for Earth Hour
12 March 2013
Turn your lights out with Galamban for Earth Hour - from 7.30pm on 23 March.
Learn the local Aboriginal stories of the night sky - the seven sisters, the time of the two moons and the Milky Way.
Runs for about two hours, meet at the Bristol Point day-use area | Bookings essential | $20 per person.
Sydney Harbour joins National Landscapes
19 February 2013
The waterways and bushland of Sydney Harbour today became Australia’s 16th National Landscape, opening the way to a global marketing push.
Just minutes from the vibrant centre of a great international city, the Sydney Harbour National Landscape stretches across 1,000 square kilometres of beaches and rivers, islands and bushland. It reaches from Royal National Park in the south to Barrenjoey Headland in the north and west to Parramatta Park, taking in the Georges, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers.
Koongarra added to Kakadu
18 February 2013
The shady woodlands of Koongarra have been officially added to Kakadu National Park, protecting the area's rich cultural heritage.
The historic move ensures a spectacular area near Nourlangie Rock is protected from mining forever. It follows a decades-long campaign by Koongarra's senior custodian Jeffrey Lee, who has worked tirelessly to see his country become part of the park.